intransitive verb (higgled; higgling) Etymology: probably alteration of haggle Date: 1633 hagglehiggler noun

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  • Higgle — Hig gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Higgled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Higgling}.] [Cf. {Haggle}, or {Huckster}.] 1. To hawk or peddle provisions. [1913 Webster] 2. To chaffer; to stickle for small advantages in buying and selling; to haggle. [1913 Webster] A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • higgle — index haggle Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • higgle — [hig′əl] vi. higgled, higgling [prob. weakened form of HAGGLE] HAGGLE higgler n …   English World dictionary

  • higgle — verb To wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.) To truck and higgle for a private good. Emerson. Syn: haggle, wrangle, chaffer, huckster See Also: haggle …   Wiktionary

  • higgle — /hig euhl/, v.i., higgled, higgling. to bargain, esp. in a petty way; haggle. [1625 35; appar. var. of HAGGLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • higgle — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To argue about the terms, as of a sale: bargain, dicker, haggle, huckster, negotiate, palter. See AGREE …   English dictionary for students

  • higgle — hig·gle || hɪgl v. wrangle; haggle, argue over a price or condition …   English contemporary dictionary

  • higgle — verb archaic spelling of haggle …   English new terms dictionary

  • higgle — v. n. 1. Peddle, hawk. 2. Haggle, bargain, negotiate, chaffer …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • higgle — v bargain, haggle, palter, dicker. See haggle(def.1) …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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